The two leading companies in the mobile platform market, Google and Apple, both announced their new operating systems for the next year recently. While neither Apple’s iOS 9 nor Google’s Android M have been released yet (both will land this fall), the companies did detail their new software at length. With that in mind we decided to tackle which looks to be the most comprehensive update and we will try to decide whether one of the OS’s is pulling away from the other in terms of quality.
From Cupcake to Lollipop: The Rise of Android
The 2000s was a magical time of new technologies finally seeing public light. Two major innovations during the 90s (and late 80s), finally saw their debut among the masses at the dawn of the millennium. The first, was the rise of the internet. The world became connected like it never had before. With network speeds rising from under 1 megabyte to over 1GB in ten years, society saw a surge of people glued to their LED screens to check out the latest and greatest from popular websites. The second innovation was smartphones.
Control App Permissions on Android
One of the major disadvantages of Android is its app permissions, we have all been there, you are trying to install (for example) a flashlight app and you are prompted by the permissions required by the app and you find things like; location, contacts, send and receive SMS; make phone calls, and of course you must be wondering why would a flashlight app need access to all of that?! Bottom line; app permissions on Android are a total mess.
Add Numbers Row to the Google Keyboard
This post will present a step by step guide on how to add a dedicated number row to the Google keyboard, that would become very handy to a user instead of toggling between the alphabetical/numerical keyboard.
Access Your Desktop from an Android Phone Using Chrome Remote Desktop
This article will present a step by step guide on how to have access to your personal computer from anywhere using your android phone. Well, you might be wondering why you would need such a feature; well you might use it to have access to your parents computer for some troubleshooting, or you might use it to watch videos and listening to music stored on your computer, you might also use it to have access to other files on your home/work computer, of course there are many other applications that you can use this trick in, but I shall leave it for your ambitious mind to think of.
The Insanely Powerful, Yet Remarkably Underrated Android 5.0
Since you probably have not heard amidst talks of new iMacs, iPhones, iPads, or other Apple products, Android released their fifth major instalment of their mobile operating system just weeks ago. The newest edition, nicknamed “Lollipop” is the same thing as Android 5.0. I will use the two terms interchangeably throughout this article. What has been most remarkable about the release is how nobody seems to have noticed.
How to Run Whatsapp from Your Computer
This post is a step by step guide on how to run Whatsapp on your desktop, that’s essential for those who have old feature phones or even using a smartphone which is very old and can’t support Whatsapp. There are many ways by which you can run Whatsapp on a desktop computer. Using Bluestacks is one of the most common ways, but in this post we won’t be using Bluestacks which is useful for those who don’t want to install a software to run another software.